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Winners – Dreams & Schemes

[This entry was originally posted on my MySpace blog. It was transferred to WordPress on 1/20/2013.]

The Battle of the 48 Hour Bands wrapped up yesterday.  After a day and half of heavy practicing, banging out chords, hitting drums, bowing strings, and blowing a sax, the band I was in took the stage, and played what we had worked up.

The running order and lineup of the bands was as follows;
(I don’t know everyone’s names, so forgive me)

1.  Butt-Bellied Cyclops
Marcus Hooks – guitar
Alex Kolb – bass
Craig Voigt – guitar
Beccah [?] – vocals

2.  Dreams & Schemes
Tony Kollman – guitar, percussion, vocals
Stephanie Foster – violin
Alexis Burckhard – Alto saxophone
Trevor Lebeau – guitar, percussion

3.  Sally Jessy Raphael
Jeremy Burckhard – guitar
Nick Howell – drums
Lexi Grote – violin, bells
Lauren Kessler – keys

4.  Thomas Edison
Anthony Bergman – keys, vocals
[?] – guitar
Chad Voigt – drums
Josh “Leswlie” [?] – drums

5.  Could A Film Be Next
Will Brown – guitar, vocals
Sierra Dawn – guitar, vocals
Altman Studeny – banjo, accordian, vocals
Tyson [?] – guitar, vocals

6.  The Holy Moly
Dustin Marks – guitar, bass
Rosanne Rougemont – hand drums
[?] – guitar, vocals

Our band decided on “Dreams & Schemes” as a name.  Our item was a Billy Idol cassette tape, so Steph printed out the lyrics from that album.  “Dreams & Schemes” is what we came up with.  Our song titles also came from Billy Idol lyrics; “Panic Patches,” “Wall of Blocks,” and “Long Legged Lovelies.”  And there was another song cut from the set that was affectionately enititled, “Five Buck Side Pack.” We have no idea what it means, but Mr. Idol used it twice in two different songs. So it must be meaningful.

In the midst of the process, we took a break and talked about the “All Access” buttons that the participants were given for the competition.  We talked about how rockin’ it would be if we had buttons of our own.  After we decided that wouldn’t quite work out, we moved to t-shirts.  It turns out that Alexis’s aunt Megan has the capability to do screen printing.  So Liza came and took some pictures of us and Megan made us shirts.  I wondered if it was lame to wear our own shirts at our own show.  It just might be.  But it was fun nonetheless.

The contest was a blast.  It went so quickly.  Our set was only about 12 minutes long, but it was kind of a rush.  After the first song, there was a great, loud applause that we could tell was more than just polite clapping.  It was surprising and very flattering.  It felt great.  After all the bands played, and the judges were deliberating, the ballots were passed around and tallied for the People’s Choice Award.  The winner?  Dreams & Schemes.  After the judges returned, the results were read;  Third Place – Sally Jessy Raphael.  Second Place – Could A Film Be Next.  First Place – Dreams & Schemes.  As winners, we get our own headlining show (tentatively set for Feb. 10) with others from the contest playing as opening bands.

It was really a fun thing.
We have our own MySpace now and everything…only not any music yet.  Anthony taped the show and as soon as we can get audio from it, we’ll get music up.  Hopefully sooner than later.  But check out the profile anyway.  There are pictures and stuff too.


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